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Subject: Re: [geda-user] Find rat lines
From: Peter Clifton <pcjc2 AT cam DOT ac DOT uk>
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Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 23:51:37 +0000
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On Thu, 2012-12-13 at 16:23 -0700, John Doty wrote:
> On Dec 10, 2012, at 6:17 PM, Peter Clifton wrote:
> 
> > We could think of tagging copper with which net it belongs to (first
> > touch to an object (e.g. pin / pad) with a net, sticks. Any
> > inconsistencies would stick out then.
> 
> The lack of this sort of simple, commonsense organizing principle
> seems to me at the root of what I find so confusing about pcb. So,
> instead of having a trivial way to rigorously identify shorts, pcb
> will wind up with yet another complicated, unreliable,
> incomprehensible heuristic.


John, if you don't have anything constructive to say, please leave us to
our discussion. I'm about fed up of negativity on this list.

I think the algorithms being discussed have the potential to be really
useful, quite frankly - don't care if you think otherwise. (IIRC, you
don't use PCB, do you?)

I might not be my normal calm, diplomatic self at the moment, but I
think I'm going to hit send anyway. I can't count the times I've hit
"cancel" after composing a reply to a thread you've "contributed" to.

Regards,

-- 
Peter Clifton <peter DOT clifton AT clifton-electronics DOT co DOT uk>

Clifton Electronics


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